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Vo lume 12
Nu mber 3
Augu s t
Taking the Paper out of Paper Engineering
Sante Fe, New Mexico
Dodging raindrops and Dallas traffic, I found myself
witnessing the most rain on record for the month of June
as I made my way to meet with Jim Diaz, president of
White Heat Ltd. This was a stark contrast from the
drought-plagued reaches of Santa Fe, from which I was
vacationing. David Nelke, the creative art director at the
packager, welcomed me to the nondescript office complex
just as the rain was beginning to let up. Stepping into the
White Heat facilities, my first thought was "Where are all
the piles of paper?" Not a cutting mat, light table, or scrap
of cardstock could be found as I toured the departments
towards the conference area.
I voiced my
observation to Mr.
Diaz and Mr. Nelke
as we sat down at the
table. Nelke shared
with me that with the
by the rise of desktop
publishing, they were
able to design novelty
products and books
without scissors ever
meeting paper! This
boggled my mind, as
all the paper
engineers I know spend countless hours designing and
refining their creations through numerous stages of paper
creations. Furthermore, Diaz explained that the reason
you would not find piles of cardstock around the office is
that White Heat is now focusing more on products than
pop-ups. This means designing concept books that
incorporate fabrics, sound chips, plastics, light elements
and anything else to bring a new look to standard first
reader subjects like the ABCs, numbers, and colors. An
example of White Heat's approach can be summed up in
the extended title of their recent Cartwheel Books
offering: My First Jumbo Book of Dinosaurs: With Sturdy
Lift-Up Flaps. Touch-And-Feels, Movable Parts, and
Pop-Ups, Too. Continued on page 2
at 2002 Conference
The Imagination Center
The Waldo Hunt Children's Book Museum and The
Chuck Jones Center for Creativity have come together to
merge their efforts at The Imagination Center at the
Children's Hospital of Orange County, California (CHOC).
The Center will be an interactive forum where afflicted
children can read and play with books, develop their own
drawing skills, watch cartoons, and meet those who helped
create them. The purpose is to provide "distraction therapy."
It has been demonstrated that very ill children who are
emotionally, intellectually, and physically engaged in
something they enjoy require less medication, heal faster,
and have a much higher quality of life.
The Center the will house the Waldo Hunt Movable Book
Collection as a permanent exhibit featuring works donated
by movable book collector and bibliophile Waldo H. Hunt.
There also The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will
continue to bring to life Chuck's famous animated characters
including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Road
Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Porky Pig, and many others.
The Center will feature, on a rotating basis and in a
curatorial collection, the art of Chuck Jones and the pop-up
and movable books from the Waldo Hunt Children's Book
Collection. There will be a separate collection of books,
drawings, illustrations emblematic of the spirit of Chuck
Jones and his animated creations.
Warner Bros, is enthusiastically supporting the initiative
and has authorized the hospital to play Looney Tunes
cartoons continuously through the hospital's internal video
system without cost.
The Imagination Center will be a specially designed
room at CHOC with a collection of pop-up books, cartoon
characters prominently displayed, pictures of favorite
characters, computers for fun and stimulation, and arts and
Funding for the CHOC Imagination Center will come
from gifts and contributions from the public and CHOC is
seeking to endow this project in perpetuity. Financial
contributions to the center can be made by sending a check
made payable to The Imagination Center and mailing it to:
The Waldo Hunt Children's Book Museum
P.O. Box 785
Springville, California 93265
The Movable Book Society
Movable Stationery is the quarterly publication of the
Movable Book Society. Letters and articles from members
on relevant subjects are welcome. The annual membership
fee for the society is $20.00. For more information
contact: Ann Montanaro, Movable Book Society, P.O
Box 11654, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08906 USA.
Daytime telephone: 732-445-5896
Evening telephone: 732-247-6071
e-mail: montanar@rci. rutgers. edu
The deadline for the next issue is Sovember 15.
Paper engineering, continued from page I
Could this mean a shift away from the critically
acclaimed, beautifully intricate National Geographic series
of the early 90s, to the best selling, charmingly simple 10
Little Ladybugs and all its offshoots? It appears the
American market says yes. Members of the Movable Book
Society, pop-up collectors, and other aficionados have a
small voice when it comes to dictating which projects get
published. It is the book club buyers, large retail chains,
and super stores that often determine the success or
demise of a particular product.
In the world of supply and demand, it is typically the
uninformed consumer that drives the publishing world. As
movable books become increasingly more expensive to
create, the responsibility of perpetuating the pop-up
market will rest on the shoulders of the everyday customer
who wanders into his or her local K-Mart. That doesn't
mean that White Heat has stopped developing
three-dimensional books. Of the 60+ projects that this
packager is actively pursuing, dimensional books from
accomplished creators like David Carter and David
Pelham are at the top of the list.
I talked to Diaz and Nelke about the constantly
evolving role of the packager in the production of movable
books. Due to factors like material costs, laborious
hand-assembly and craftsmanship, a large portion of the
novelty printing is done within the far east, where White
Heat distributes its jobs to the most qualified printers in
that area. These printers are stepping up and taking on
more responsibility than in the past, especially in terms of
development, refinement, and pre-press production. Their
willingness to adopt technological innovations allows
them to provide more services. Still, technology is a tool
that some businesses are just not able to integrate. One
casualty of the improvements in desktop publishing seems
to be the color separation house. Nelke remarked that in
the past ten years, many houses have been absorbed into the
printers or have gone under as a result of the increasingly
affordable scanners and imaging software available. In fact,
some of the pre-press production and color separations are
done in the Allen, Texas offices of White Heat.
Mr. Nelke went on to praise real time video conferencing
with the overseas printers which can untangle the mass of
phone calls, faxes and e-mails that can swamp a job and its
many participants. He also spoke about FTP servers that
provide quick transfers of massive data files over the Internet,
thus reducing shipping costs and eliminating weeks of lost
productivity while materials are in transit. Such options offer
a huge benefit to those on a tight schedule, which is basically
everyone in the publishing and marketing industries. With all
these technological breakthroughs, can the packagers remain
a vital part of the book production or will they go the way of
many color separation houses?
I asked Mr. Diaz and Mr. Nelke if further developments
in desktop publishing would render the packager model
obsolete. They felt that the process will be increasingly
refined and streamlined, but ultimately there is always going
to be a need for a packager. White Heat would still fill in the
gaps between printers, publishers and book producers.
Logistical and technical expertise aside, packagers would
continue to foster and submit new ideas to the publisher.
Therefore, as long as there is a need for books, Nelke claimed,
there would be a need for packagers.
As I left White Heat, the rain had dissipated and the sun
hung high among the clouds, determined to dry out the
waterlogged lawns that bordered the steaming pavement. I
hardly noticed this first sunshine in three days, as my
thoughts drifted to the perseverance of the packager in the
ever-changing world of book production and technical
advancements. Let's hope that White Heat is correct, and that
there will always be a need for books, thus ensuring a future
for packagers. More importantly, let's hope that the average
"big box" consumer will continue to develop an interest and
admiration for the movable books and dimensional works that
we hold so dear.
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8 th Biennial Book Arts Fair & Conference
Pyramid Atlantic: A Center for Print, Paper and Book
Arts is sponsoring the largest book arts fair held in the
U.S. It will take place on November 19-21, 2004 at the
convention space and auditorium of the National
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration in Silver
During the fair, over 40 book sellers from all over the
U.S. will be offering contemporary examples of limited
edition handcrafted fine press books, cutting edge artists'
books, antiquarian books, handmade paper, marbled
papers, and much more. There will also be a Book Arts
Conference with ten preeminent speakers who are book
arts scholars and working book artists. The educational
component of the fair will assist attendees in
understanding this burgeoning genre of contemporary art.
One group of speakers will examine the artist book as an
inter-media device and the second group will discuss
conception, production, and distribution of artists' books.
The Pocket Paper Engineer
On Saturday, November 20, Borders Books in Silver
Spring will host a book signing of Carol Barton's new
book The Pocket Paper Engineer, a how-to on pop-up
design and construction. For more information about this
book and Carol's other books see her web site at:
Letterpress, silkscreen, bookbinding, intaglio, and
papermaking demonstrations will take place during the
The admission to the fair for three days is $12.
Admission to the Fair, Conference, and events at Pyramid
Atlantic is $75. For more information contact Pyramid
Atlantic, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland
20910 or http://www.bookartsfair.org/
On the ongoing theme of "you can't always believe what
you read on the Internet" one finds the following
*9/l 1 Pop-up Book ?
9/1 1 Commission Release Pop-up Book
Version of Report
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the
United States, better known as the 9-11 Commission, gave its
final report Thursday. The document is almost six hundred
pages. It follows twenty months of investigation into what
went wrong on September eleventh, two-thousand-one, and
how to prevent future attacks.
Commission members feared the book's length as well as
its intricate details may hinder comprehension by key
members of the United States Government. Therefore, the
Commission has released a "simpler" version of their
Titled "Little Majed Visits New York," this lighter version
offers easy to read text with classic illustrations. Interactive
pop-ups allow readers to simulate the experience from ground
The book clearly outlines mistakes, places blame as well
as tells the tale of a little Arab who just wanted to be loved.
Committee members are excited about the follow up book
next spring titled "The Little Dictator Who Cried Wolf."
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A Very Special Pop-up Visit
Some weeks ago I had a call from Mrs. Annette
Veenstra, our fellow collector with probably "the only
floating movable book collection in the world" (see the
article "Perfumed books" in Movable Stationery, volume
12, number 1, February 2004). She invited my partner
Ton and me to come to Delfzijl harbor in the northern part
of The Netherlands where the Oostenwind was anchored.
We have been on board the ship several times before
visiting Annette and her husband Geert as one or two
times a year the Oostenwind calls in at the harbor of
Assen, our hometown. On these occasions we talk about
and admire each other's new items of course, perfumed or
Ton Merks, Kees,
Annette, and Carta
The distance between Assen and Delfzijl is about 60
km, a little bit more than half an hour by car, so traveling
is no problem. But there was another reason to accept the
invitation: Annette invited Kees Moerbeek and his wife
Carla Dijs, too. At a former meeting Kees and Carla
expressed a wish to come on board of the Oostenwind.
They live in the small village of Usquert at a distance of
about 20 km from Delfzijl.
Though Kees and Carla. as well as Ton and I. had
some difficulty finding the right quay in Delfzijl, we
finally met each other that Saturday afternoon on board of
the ship. There was a high tea (and later on delicious
soup, more sandwiches and wine) and Annette and I
showed our new purchases and exchanged duplicates in
the small but very cosy living room. But what made this
visit a very special one. was that Kees after showing us
a copy of the limited edition of his Raggedy Ann and Andy
and the ( amel with the Wrinkled Knees - told us about his
new project The Girt Who Loved Tom Gordon. It is Kees"
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pop-up version of the well-known title by the master of horror
and suspense, Stephen King, and it will be published this
autumn. And he didn't just tell about it, but he also showed
us the sheets with the original illustrations by Alan Dingman
and, last but not least, the white paper dummies of the pop-
ups - some of them with sketches by Kees - which will be in
the book! And let us tell you: they are spectacular, it's going
to be a great item, an absolute must-have for every collector!
And surprise, surprise, at the end of the visit Kees offered
Annette and me some copies of these original dummies. So
both of us are the proud owners of some original pop-up
dummies of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon and signed by
the master himself!
Carla Dijs and Kees Moerbeek
on board the Oostenwind
Was that a special visit that Saturday afternoon in Delfzijl
or wasn't it?
By the way, read King's book (London. 1999; ISBN
0341765595) - if you haven't already -so that you will look
forward to the publication of Kees' new masterpiece!
James Sinski was a member of the
Movable Book Society and frequent
contributor to Movable Stationery.
Pop-up Books: Limited Editions
Santa Barbara, California
In the May newsletter Eleanor Heldrich wrote that at the
New York Antiquarian Book Show she saw the limited
edition of David Carter's Nutcracker, and asked for a listing
of other limited editions. As it turned out, I happened to be in
New York also during the show and also attended. Ms.
Heldrich saw the Carter book at the Books of Wonder booth,
which was also displaying the limited edition of Raggedy
Ann. Listed below are the limited editions in my collection:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Robert Sabuda. New
York, Little Simon, 2003. This book is one of a special
edition of 26, lettered A to Z, retained by the author, or one
of a signed and numbered edition of 250. Manufactured in
China. Edition of 250 bound in green cloth in green slipcase.
Front cover has a special pop-up, numbered and signed by
Dr. James Sinski was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
on June 23, 1927. He was a Professor Emeritus, retired
from teaching at both the University of Arizona and the
University Medical School. He was recognized as a world
expert of fungi and during his career he authored and co-
authored several books and numerous scientific articles.
Above all he loved to teach and interact with students.
In the 1960s he did secret, classified work on
biological agents for the CIA at Fort Dietrick, Maryland.
(President Clinton declassified some of his work on
Coccidiomycosis before he left office.) He was invited by
the Chinese government to travel to China and teach
Chinese dermatologists about dermatophytes in 1985.
He had many hobbies including a lifetime attraction to,
and collection of, pop-up books. A sampling of his pop-up
books was often on display at the University of Arizona
main library. Recently his collection was donated to the
Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, much to their
delight. Other hobbies included growing irises and roses,
as well as raising and showing Wheaten Terriers. He liked
all of the Walt Disney animations, especially Show White
and the Seven Dwarfs. (His favorite character was Dopey.)
Jim owned only two cars in his entire lifetime, and he
drove his 1965 VW Karman Ghia up until a couple of
weeks before his death on April 7.
He is survived by his lifetime companion Alex/Sandy
Britain, his sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, and his many
mycology students. "A celebration of Jim's Life" will be
held on Sunday, September 12 in the garden of Jim's
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Brooklyn Pops Up. Presented by Brooklyn Public Library.
2000. This book was developed by Brooklyn Public Library
and the Movable Book Society to coincide with the exhibition
"Brooklyn Pops Up! The History and Art of the Movable
Book." Concept: Ann Montanaro, Ellen G.K. Rubin, and
Robert Sabuda. This book is one of a special edition by all 12
contributing artists numbered 1 to 50, or one of a special
edition numbered 51-150. Printed in Colombia and hand
assembled in Ecuador. Edition of 150 bound in blue cloth in
The Christmas Alphabet. Robert Sabuda. New York, Orchard
Books. 1996. A specially bound insert with pop-up wreath
accompanies the book, numbered edition of 500, signed by
Sabuda. Insert and book bound in red cloth in red slipcase.
The Night Before Christmas. Robert Sabuda. New York,
Little Simon, 2002. This book is one of a special edition of
26, lettered A to Z, retained by the author, or one of a signed
and numbered edition of 500. Manufactured in China. Edition
of 500 bound in red cloth in red slipcase. Cover has special
pop-up of Santa in a sleigh.
The Nutcracker. David and Noelle Carter. New York,
Little Simon, 2000. This book is one of a special edition
of 26, lettered A to Z and retained by the authors, or one
of a signed and numbered edition of 150. Printed in
Colombia and hand assembled in Ecuador. Edition of 1 50
bound in red cloth in red slipcase. Front cover has a
special pop-up, numbered and signed by David and Noelle
Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the
Wrinkled Knees. Kees Moerbeek. New York, Little
Simon, 2003. Illustrations adapted and paper engineering
by Kees Moerbeek. This book is one of a special edition of
12 lettered A to L, or one of a signed and numbered
edition of 100. Manufactured in China. Edition of 100
bound in red cloth, in red slipcase. Front cover of this
edition has a special pop-up with title indicated,
numbered, and signed by Kees Morbeek.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Robert Sabuda. New York,
Little Simon, 2000. This book is one of a special edition
of 5, lettered A to E and retained by the author, or one of
a signed and numbered edition of 50. Printed in Columbia
and hand assembled in Ecuador. Edition of 50 bound in
green cloth in green slipcase. Slipcase includes envelope
with original drawing numbered and signed by Sabuda.
Other limited editions include the following:
Macy'son Parade! Written and illustrated by Pamela Pease.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Paintbox Press, 2002. Limited
edition of 300 has an additional clown pop-up inside the front
cover. Printed in China. Book issued with dust cover in a
black cloth slipcase.
The Movable Mother Goose. Robert Sabuda. New York,
Little Simon, 1999. This book is one of a special edition of
26, lettered A to Z and retained by the author, or one of a
signed and numbered edition of 150. Printed in Columbia and
assembled in Ecuador. Bound in bright yellow cloth in bright
yellow slipcase. Pop-up bird insert on cover.
Forthcoming limited editions:
America the Beautiful. Robert Sabuda. New York, Little
Simon, October, 2004.
A Celebration of Pop-up and Movable Books:
Commemorating the Iff* Anniversary of the Movable Book
Society. The Movable Book Society. Limited to 2,500 copies.
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. By Stephen King paper
engineered by Kees Moerbeek. New York, Little Simon,
12 Days of Christmas. Robert Sabuda. New York, Little
Simon, 1996. This book is one of a special edition of 26,
lettered A to Z and retained by the author, or one of a
signed and numbered edition of 250. Printed in Colombia.
Bound in dark green cloth in dark green slipcase. Cover
includes pop-up insert with two doves.
Peanuts: A Pop-up Celebration. By Charles Schultz with
paper engineering by Bruce Foster. New York, Little Simon,
Are there other limited editions that have been omitted?
Cookie Count. Robert Sabuda. New York, Little Simon,
1997. This book is one of a special edition of 26, lettered
A to Z and retained by the author, or one of a signed and
numbered edition of 175. Manufactured in Columbia.
Bound in purple cloth in purple slipcase. Cookie pop-up
insert on cover.
Jack and the Beanstalk. By Chuck Murphy. New York,
Little Simon, 1998. This book is one of a special edition
of 12, lettered A to L retained by the author, or one of a
signed and numbered edition of 75. Printed in Columbia
and assembled in F.cuador. Bound in green cloth in a
green cloth slipcase.
Little Red Riding Hood. By Marjorie Priceman with
paper engineering by Bruce Foster. New York, Little
Simon, 2001. This book is one of a special edition of 12,
lettered A to L and retained by the author, or one of a
signed and numbered edition of 100. Printed in Columbia
and assembled in Ecuador. Bound in red cloth in red cloth
Paper Engineering: 3D
Design Techniques for a
2D Material by Natalie
Avella explores graphic
design from the simplest
fold in a letterhead to the
structural intricacies of a
pop-up book. This stylish
and inspirational book
unfolds the conceptual
complexities of paper engineering, studying the techniques of
eminent designers in Europe, Japan and the USA. Ron van
der Meer and Ed Hutchins are two featured book artists whose
work is well-known to Movable Book Society members. Case
studies are illustrated with photographs of finished work, as
well as detailed diagrams and commentary. (Rotovision. 2-
88046-71 1-X. $45.00)
Becoming a Book Artist
St. Louis, Missouri
I have a confession to make. They say confession is
good for the soul, so 1 am about to reveal my secret to all
of you. I need to do this. I am a bookaholic. Yes, a real
dyed in the wool book addict. I cannot pass a Border's
in and buying
another book or
going to my
making books! I
clubs. I need to
possess books! I
have books for
children, pop-ups, mysteries, artists' books, classics,
romances, best sellers, self helps, encyclopedias, books of
quotations, art, art movements, gardening, health and
even cook books! 1 have shelves in my studio, my family
room, my living room, baskets on the floor, boxes in my
studio and garage; every room in my house has books!
The clerks at the local bookstores all call me by my first
name. They stand at their cash registers waiting for me to
check out, shaking their heads and whispering. They look
at me with pity! I was not always like this. My eyes didn't
always glaze over when I saw a new Moerbeek, a Carter
or a Sabuda pop-up. I was calm. I was cool. I was
collected. There was a time when I was a watercolor
painter. I was successful and respected. People bought my
art, galleries had shows for me, and I won awards. I was
carefree. I was "normal." Thinking back and self-
analyzing, it may have started with my little forays into
collage, but I was always able to return to my first love,
watercolor. I was in control. These trips became more
prevalent and I
got high on
the success I
poetry, I had
to add the
over. Someone said, quite innocently, " Why don't you
put your poems in a book? I 'd buy one." Pretty heady
stuff, that. I began to think! Then one night I had this very
realistic dream. Not your run of the mill dream, but a very
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strange dream. I watched my hands making a structure, one
I was not familiar with, nor recognized. I awoke thinking,
"Now that was one strange dream." Little did I know!
As usual, I went down
to my studio and began
working on a commission,
a large watercolor of iris to
match the client's sofa. I
can recall it, as if were
yesterday, the whole thing
vivid in my mind. I really
never liked matching a
swatch of someone's sofa!
It was so limiting and
controlling. I couldn't
concentrate, my palette
looked muddy, my instincts
were shot, so I went over to
the drawing board and started cutting small boards by rote as
if this were something I did every day. I remember Garth
Brooks was on the radio. (This was my Country Western
phase.) I cut eight boards, removed the centers out of six and
balanced them end-to-end. It bent back and forth and
supported itself as it stood there waiting for the collages to
emerge and some kind of attachment to tie them together. I
was possessed! I spent the next two days, wrapping,
collaging, and listening to a tape of Garth Brooks singing,
"What's She Doing Now," over and over. All this time, I was
working on making the structure. When it was all finished, it
looked rather like a book in that it folded down to form a
stack of pages six inches by six inches by two inches. I then
added small objects, which had to retrofit into the pages so
that it folded back into the stack. I choose symbolic objects,
which 1 felt, enhanced the images on the pages: bones, small
people from Germany, a small chair, a marble, a bed, a tiny
bottle, two diggers. Opening and closing the pages, the
objects barely cleared each other; the fit was tight but
functional. I was done and I was pleased, too pleased it seems.
The next night the poem was dictated to my subconscious. I
felt a little give somewhere between my brain and my heart.
It had begun! "I dream words and symbols. I see them in the
dark places of my mind they are my vision, my memory. Not
quite reality, almost prophesy," the poem went. I entered it
in a national show; it was accepted and was reviewed. The
monster was created! My spiral into the world of serious
addiction had taken place. I called it a Dream Book and every
once in awhile I return to those days. Garth comes out of the
storage closet. I turn off my new phase of cool jazz and David
Beniot. I begin cutting the boards, following that original
format. I collage my way into a memory that was both bitter
and sweet. I can live with that. After all creating is creating,
right? I haven't totally given up the painting; I still keep my
hand in it when the demand presents itself. But. the bottom
line... I am now a bookmaker, an avid collector and I think
I am happy!
Stand & Deliver
Stand & Deliver Exhibit Catalog
"Stand & Deliver: Engineering Sculpture Into a Book
Format" is a juried exhibit curated by Ed Hutchins. This
traveling exhibition showcases 52 handmade movable
books by innovative artists from 24 states and five
countries. The Movable Book Society and The Brookfield
Craft Center are sponsors of the event.
The exhibit was enthusiastically received at its opening
in April at the Brookfield Craft Center in Connecticut. In
the next year the books will be shown at the following four
September 7 to October 7, 2004
Opening Reception: September 30
Mesa College, San Diego, California
Sponsored by San Diego Book Arts
January 10 to March 27, 2005
The Arthur and Mara Jaffe Collection:
Books as Aesthetic Objects
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
Boca Raton, Florida
June 3 to July 29, 2005
Denver Public Library,
Sponsored by Book Arts League, Rocky Mountain chapter
of the Guild of Bookworkers, Special Collections
Department of the University Libraries, University of
Colorado at Boulder
September 16 to October 28, 2005
Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper
Partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts
Stand & Deliver is documented in an exciting catalog.
It opens with a pop-up that explodes from the center and
two booklets that are pushed out from each side. The
Show Booklet includes an introduction, background stories,
and an interactive CD. The Gallery Booklet includes color
photos and short descriptions for all 52 books in the show.
Images of the individual books can be seen at:
A limited number of copies of the catalog are available
from the Movable Book Society. The cost, including shipping
in the U.S. is $26.29. For the price of shipment outside of the
U.S., please contact Ann Montanaro at
email@example.com or at the address listed below. To
purchase a copy send a check for $26.29 to The Movable
Book Society, P.O. Box 1 1654, New Brunswick, New Jersey
08906. Copies are also available from the sponsoring venues
or from Stand and Deliver, P.O. Box 624, Fleetwood, New
Show Me a Story: Children's Books and the
Technology of Enchantment
San Francisco Center for the Book
San Francisco, CA 94103
August 20, 2004 - November 5, 2004
Children's books have long
been the forerunners of
innovation in book design,
consistently redefining what
books can be. This show, from
August 20 through November
5, explores the intangible
workings of children's books,
with a focus on design and
structure. It examines the
genesis and evolution of a
contemporary book, casts a backward glance at historic
innovations in the genre, and looks ahead to the future of the
"technology of enchantment."
The exhibition is divided into three sections. The first is
a survey of pop-up and movable children's books, from the
revolutionary 19 ,h century innovations of Lothar
Meggendorfer to the work of contemporary book artists.
Movable Book Society members Joanne Page, Kate Sterling,
and Maria Winkler have loaned books for the exhibit. The
second section is an inside view of the production of
Knick-Knack-Paddywhack! ', with Paul O. Zelinsky's original
illustrations, and paper engineer Andrew Baron's intricate
work-ups. Knick-Knack Paddywhack! was recognized by the
New York Times as the outstanding illustrated children's book
of 2002. The third section is a look ahead to the future of
electronic books with interactive displays designed
especially for children from The Reading Lab, a
Berkeley-based developer of innovative devices which
create an entirely new experience of reading.
Northport Pops Up!
Northport, New York
September 7, 2004 - January, 2005
This exhibit traces the history of pop-up books and
features works by 19 th century masters including Dean,
Meggendorfer, Nister, and Tuck and follows with
examples of 20"" century innovations. Recent books
include books by Robert Sabuda, Jan Pienkowski, and
Books will be available for children to enjoy and
components for making pop-up cards will be on hand for
children to create their own designs. Special programs
will be scheduled throughout the fall.
Local Movable Book Society members contributed
books: Leah Fiterstein, Daveen Herley, and Mary and
Michael Mart. A reception to meet the collectors will be
held on Thursday, September 23 at 7:30.
Pop-ups on Parade, A Wow Experience
Hackensack Main Library
Hackensack, New Jersey
August and September, 2004
Books from the collection of Audrey Goldrich fill three
cases in this colorful display.
The Museum of Printing History
October 28, 2004 - January 2, 2005
Displaying an amazing array of technical and artistic
wizardry, this exhibit of toy and movable books features
the work of paper engineers spanning several decades.
From children's books to advertising displays, paper
engineers give us a world of wonder. On display are books
from the Movable Book Society members Irene
Rosenberg and Bruce Foster as well as books from the
collections of Stuart Kane and the University of North
La Jolla FibreArts
La Jolla, California 92037
October I- November 20, 2004
"Imagine That" is a national juried book arts exhibition.
Book artists from around the country have been asked to
submit books that reflect the title of the exhibition, whether
unique or editioned books, in all book arts media. The
opening reception will be held on October 1 from 6:30 - 8:30
pm. For more information see:
http://www.lajollafiberarts.com/ or contact Candy Kuhl,
the exhibition coordinator, at 619-696-7230 or
Bienes Center for the Literary Arts
Broward County Library
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
A full retrospective of
the life and art of Yojtech
Kubasta (1914-1992) will
be exhibited at the Bienes
Center for the Literary
Arts from mid-January
through March 2005.
Tentatively titled "From
Politics to Pop-ups: The
Life, Times and Art of
Vojtech KubaSta," the
exhibit will include over
100 items drawn from the
collection of Ellen G.K. Rubin and the personal archives of
Dagmar Kubastova Vrkljan. The exhibition will attempt to
present an overview of the work of this much beloved, prolific
artist from his earliest childhood sketches, varied student art
projects, first illustrated folios, and flat children's books to the
personal pop-ups and greeting cards he sent to his
grandchildren until his death. Entrepreneurial by nature,
Kubasta produced a line of greeting cards, illustrated holiday
candy boxes, and designed pop-up souvenir cards for his
beloved Czech Republic. Living through tumultuous times
from the Nazi era to the Soviet Regime, his art adapted to his
"employer's" needs producing dust jackets and posters
reflecting the popular culture seen through these filters.
A 150 page, four-color catalog is planned with two
reproduction pop-ups by Robert Sabuda, Kubasta's biography,
an extensive essay on the popular culture of his times, and an
overview of children's literature in Eastern Europe. Jim
Findlay, Bienes Center librarian, is mounting the exhibit and
producing the catalog. A reception will be held February 1 7,
2005 at the Bienes Center where Ellen Rubin will talk about
Kubasta's life and work.
For more information see www.popuplady.com.
The 5 ,h Movable Book Society
Thursday, September 30
4:00 - 5:00 Registration and reception at San
Diego Hilton Gaslamp District
5:30 Bus ride to Mesa College
6:00 - 7:00 View exhibition of artists 1 books -
"Stand and Deliver"
7:30 Gallery Talk - Ed Hutchins, curator
8:30 Presentation of "Stand and Deliver"
Friday, October 1
9:00 -9:15 Welcome - Frank Gagliardi
9:15-10:15 "The Making of the book A
Celebration of Pop-up and Movable
Books'" - Adie Pena
"Love's Animation: The Books of
Julian Wehr - Christiane Griffin-
Wehr and Paul Wehr
"Finding Books on the Internet'
"Artists' Books" - Ambar Past
"Exhibiting One's Collection"
2:45 - 3:45
Saturday, October 2
9:00 - 10:00 "The Movable Books of Raphaei
Tuck" - Ann Montanaro
10:15 - 1 1:15 "Artists' Books: Four Dimensional
Art" - Peter Thomas
1 1:15 - 12:30 "Historical Movable Books" -
1 :30 - 3:00 Workshop "Fun with Flexagons"-
3:15-4:30 Book sales and signings
Banquet - speaker David Carter
The following titles have been identified from pre-
publication publicity, publisher s catalogs, internet sources,
or other advertising. All titles include pop-ups unless
A merica the Beautiful: A
Pop-up Book. By Robert
Sabuda. October. Little
Collectible edition: $250.00.
Animals of the Cold
Animals of the Cold.
Books, Ltd. 7.75 x
Also: Where Does It Come From? 1-55407-009-0.
Pop-up. by Anton
Christmas Alphabet 10th Anniversary. By Robert Sabuda.
October. [Publisher's description: "To celebrate the 10th
anniversary of The Christmas Alphabet, Robert Sabuda has
created a brand-new pop-up. This limited edition is covered
in green foil with a brand-new cover design."] Orchard
Books. 16 pages. $22.95. 0-439-67256-2.
Farmyard Fun. A Happy Snappy Book. 1-59223-244-2.
Silver Dolphin Books. $4.95
Also: Jolly Jungle. 1-59223-243-9.
Santas Song. 1-59223-246-9.
Zany Zoo. 1-59223-245-0.
The Girl Who
Collectible edition: $500.00.
The Hanukkah Puzzle Book: A Book in 8 Parts... For 8
Days of Fun!, written and designed by Ellen G.K. Rubin.
Illustrated by Janet Zwebner. December. Pitspopany Press.
$12.95. [This book consists of 8 individual board books
roughly shaped like the four letters on the dreidel, the
spinning top played with on Hanukkah. Fitting together
like a puzzle, the books are nestled in a sturdy, illustrated
cardboard tray. Four of the books tell the story of
Hanukkah and the other four describe candle lighting,
food, games, and customs of the holiday. The candle
progression on the back of the books is a child's counting
Itsy Betsy Spider: A
Musical Book. Let's
Start Classic Songs.
1114 x 9". 10 pages.
Silver Dolphin Books.
Also: Old MacDonald. 1-59223-048-2.
The Wheels on the Bus. 1-59223-050-4.
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Peanuts: A Pop-up
Celebration. By Charles
M. Schulz. Bruce Foster
paper engineer. Little
Simon. 18 pages. 0-689-
85453-6. $19.95. Limited
Robert Crowther's Pop-up 1 23.
Oxford University Press; New
edition (July 1 , 2004). 0- 199 1 1-
Also: Robert Crowther's
Pop-up ABC. 0-19911-202-9.
Snappy Little Bedtime. Derek
Matthews, illustrator. October.
2004. 1-59223-308-2. Silver
Dolphin Books. $12.95.
Snappy Sounds Moo! 5 Fun
Animal Sounds. Noisy Pop-up
Fun. 1-59223-214-0. Silver
Dolphin Books. $12.95
Also: Snappy Sounds Roar!
Thomas the Tank Engine: Railway Rhythms (Pop Up Song
Book). Publications International, Ltd. $15.99.
Tibetan Buddhist Altars: A
Pop- Up Gallery ofTraditional
Art and Wisdom. By Tad
Wise, Robert Beers, and David
Carter. September, 2004. New
World Library. 7 pages.
3 9088 01629 3086
This chart reflects additional changes to the information that originally appeared in the August, 2003 article "Jos.
Lefebvre: Flemish Publisher of Pop-up Books with Artia and Carvajal "and was revised in the November, 2003
issue. Harry E. Faber van der Meulen (Dordrecht, The Netherlands) supplied additional information and suggested
that the Bambi books be listed in a scheme that follows the sequence of the books beginning with Bambi's birth.
Key to the abbreviations: sb = spiral bound; ps = paper spine; si = sliding lid in back; ws = without sliding lid.
1.1 La naissance de Bambi (The Birth of Bambi)
ps - ws
4 pop-ups - French
1 .2 De geboorte van Bambi (The Birth of Bambi)
ps - si
4 pop-ups. Known both in
French and Dutch.
1 .3 Bambi (...het hele bos is weer mooi/ the forest is
ps - ws
4 pop-ups. Dutch
sb - si
8 pop-ups. Known both in
Dutch and French Nr:
Cuttings are different
ps - si
sb - ws
4 pop-ups, different cover
ps - si
4 pop-ups, different cover,
ps - si
4 pop-ups - French
2.1 The 101 Dalmatians. De nacht der kouwe neuzen
sb - si
2.2 The 101 Dalmatians. De nacht der kouwe neuzen
ps - si
2.3 Pongo & Perdita
sb - ws
2.4 101 Dalmatiens
sb - si
2.5 101 Dalmatiens
ps - ws
4 pop-ups - French
3.1 Saludos Amigos
sb - si
3.2 Saludos Amigos
3.3 Donald Duck en Jose Carioca
sb - si
3.4 Donald Duck en Jose Carioca
ps - WS
3.5 Donald bij de Inca's
sb - ws
3.6 Donald bij de Inca's
4.1 Sneeuwwitje en de zeven dwergen
4.2 Sneeuwwitje en de /.even dwergen
sb - ws
4.3 Blanche Neige et les sept Nains. Sneeuwwilje en de
ps - ws
4 pop-ups, in Dutch despite